Failure of rear evaporator on Chrysler Town & Country

Average mileage: 74,347 (3,347–195,000)
9 model years affected: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, more2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
84 people reported this problem
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2006 Chrysler Town & Country 141,000 mi,
front ac works. no ac in the rear, blows hot air. what is my problem?
rear evaporator has corroded and needs to be replaced. Apparently this is a common problem with Chrylsler minivans.
2007 Chrysler Town & Country 100,000 mi,
No AC at all. When charged, system leaks at rear evaporator near passenger side rear tire.
Same problem - rear evaporator leaking - I was just quoted $755 to fix
Blowing warm air, had system filled with leak check, 2 weeks later A/C failed again, saw fluid in the driveway. Quoted $810 from dealer, $830 from LRS. Really upset about this. Not covered under 100k power train warranty according to dealer.
Same issue, AC blowing hot air. Tried recharging it but low side pressure was inaccurate due to compressor not kicking in. Unable to recharge so I took it to my mechanic. He diagnosed as rear evaporator leak and said $999 to fix, including parts and labor, plus tax. Checked the local stealerships and they all reported costs from $600 to $1000. I checked the stealership I purchased the van from (used) two months and less than 2000 miles ago and they said roughly $650. However, I am loathe to give them any more money, I've had plenty of other issues with them. So I think it's the local repairshop and cursing Chrysler every chance I get. A class action lawsuit against Chrysler seems in order here with the amount of similar reports.
The A/C was only blowing hot air. I took the vehicle to Boulevard Chrysler Dodge in Montreal. I was told rear evaporator needed to be changed. $850 repair plus tax. I use the A/C less than 4 months out of the year. Very disappointed. Will never purchase another Chrysler product again.
Salt corrosion rear evaporater. Needs replacing
2008 van hissing and blowing warm air. Took it to a shop and they said it was the rear evaporator system. Going to cost me $1000 to fix. Leaving for Florida so have to get it fixed. Really not happy that it is costing so much.
rear evaporator and extension tubes
Lame ac in the front, hot/warm air blowing in the back. Rear evaporator is leaking. Going to cost $1k to fix.
2007 Chrysler Town & Country 111,600 mi,
This is the 3rd time the rear evaporator and coil need to be replaced on this vehicle. First time was about 30K miles and the second time was about 70K miles. There is clearly a design flaw that makes this failure common.
2005 Chrysler Town & Country 115,000 mi,
Replaced compressor refilled lines for about 800. Front A/C blows cold. Then noticed rear does not blow cold (but hot works).
Rear evaporator leaking. Around $800 to fix.
We too had this exact same experience with the air conditioning. Took it in to Midas where they charged it; Didn't find the blue dye leakage so thought that would be a fix. I had to take it back in 3 weeks later and now it needs the Rear Evaporator core totally replaced. We were quoted $650 for this, which looks a little less than what I'm seeing here so we're going with them.
leak in evaporator hose i hope. tried to recharge but came out as fast as i put in. i could feel fluid on outside of unit. looking for schematic of unit
2008 Chrysler Town & Country 121,000 mi,
Rear a.c. started blowing hot air. Front a.c. is fine.
Rear Evaporator leaking. No resolution. Considering legal options.
Air stopped working suddenly a year ago. Dealer wants $1100 to fix it...not yet repaired
2009 Chrysler Town & Country 150,000 mi,
No air conditioning